Life in boxes: The Sims 4 at retail

Life in boxes: The Sims 4 at retail

EA is getting ready to unleash the latest version of The Sims into retail.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 28th 2014 at 12:33PM in News
Miyamoto highlights Nintendo's desire to shift from casual to core gamers

Miyamoto highlights Nintendo's desire to shift from casual to core gamers

Nintendo is renewing its focus on engaging a tighter core gamer market, rather than just catering to a broad audience of casual players.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 28th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
Pay your way: the latest payment methods at games retail

Pay your way: the latest payment methods at games retail

The digital age has given rise to a multitude of new payment and monetisation products and services for retailers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 28th 2014 at 10:18AM in News
PS4 and Xbox One convincing devs to ditch PC and mobile - report

PS4 and Xbox One convincing devs to ditch PC and mobile - report

Developers are being lured away from PC and mobile platforms back to the latest generation of console hardware, according to a new report.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 28th 2014 at 9:57AM in News

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Splatoon was nearly a Mario game

Splatoon was nearly a Mario game

Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto said the firm almost turned Splatoon into a Mario game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 28th 2014 at 9:38AM in News
GOG.com launches DRM-free film service

GOG.com launches DRM-free film service

Digital games distribution service GOG.com has announced its expansion into movies, as it hopes to entice Hollywood studios to join in its stance against DRM.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2014 at 9:26AM in News
Escape Dead Island out in November

Escape Dead Island out in November

Deep Silver has pegged its third-person action game Escape Dead Island for a November release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2014 at 9:22AM in News
Unbundled Kinect launching this October

Unbundled Kinect launching this October

A standalone offering of Xbox One’s camera peripheral Kinect will arrive in October, Microsoft has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2014 at 9:17AM in News

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Capaldi's Doctor Who heading to Minecraft on Xbox 360

Capaldi's Doctor Who heading to Minecraft on Xbox 360

The Minecraft licensing bandwagon continues with news of an official tie-up with the BBC’s cherished sci-fi IP Doctor Who.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 4:26PM in News
BioShock costs $18.99 on iPad

BioShock costs $18.99 on iPad

Take-Two has decided to charge $18.99 for BioShock on iPad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 3:44PM in News
Rumours claim Grand Theft Auto V on PS4, Xbox One and PC has slipped to 2015

Rumours claim Grand Theft Auto V on PS4, Xbox One and PC has slipped to 2015

It is being claimed that there was “plenty of chatter” about a possible delay to the next-gen and PC version of Grand Theft Auto V at Gamescom earlier this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 3:29PM in News
Third GaymerX expo rebrands as GX3: Everyone Games

Third GaymerX expo rebrands as GX3: Everyone Games

The future of the GaymerX expo appears to have been secured, with news of new funding, a third event and a rebrand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 3:11PM in News

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Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon has publicly backed Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs Women documentary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

Two Western releases have broken into the Japanese software charts this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

When MCV spoke to Positech’s Cliff Harris last month he mentioned publishing other indie games, namely ‘space comedy life-sim’ Redshirt, by one-person studio The Tiniest Shark. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 27th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
The Evolution of Take-Two

The Evolution of Take-Two

The US giant is riding high thanks to Grand Theft Auto V and its lucrative digital business. But after delaying its big new IP Evolve into 2015, is it still ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Take-Two: Lohan filed GTAV lawsuit 'for publicity purposes'

Take-Two: Lohan filed GTAV lawsuit 'for publicity purposes'

Celebrity Lindsay Lohan has been accused of using a lawsuit to get attention.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 12:26PM in News
Amazon's Fire Phone has sold fewer than 35,000, report claims

Amazon's Fire Phone has sold fewer than 35,000, report claims

The newly launched Amazon phone may be off to what can only be described as a very slow start, new numbers suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 12:09PM in News
EA reckons it could make $1bn in DLC sales this year

EA reckons it could make $1bn in DLC sales this year

Sales of additional digital content could reach as much as $1bn for EA in the current financial year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
No changes at Twitch following Amazon acquisition

No changes at Twitch following Amazon acquisition

There won’t be any sweeping changes to either Twitch’s direction or staff following its buyout at the hands of Amazon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Nintendo announces Zelda and F-Zero DLC for Mario Kart 8

Nintendo announces Zelda and F-Zero DLC for Mario Kart 8

The Legend of Zelda’s Link and racing IP F-Zero are to star in new DLC coming to Mario Kart 8.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 9:45AM in News